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World Gin Day

WGD1We couldn’t help but celebrate yet another highly regarded holiday. This time, we’re bringing you some unimaGINably interesting facts about gin, as well as some tasty oriGINal cocktails!

 

It’s actually flavored vodka.
Making gin is like flavoring vodka, except that botanicals are always natural.

 

Gin can be used for medicinal purposes.
The Royal Navy mixed gin with lime cordial to stop scurvy, and angostura settled the stomach at sea. Tonic water with quinine was anti-malarial, giving them a great excuse to drink more gin and tonics.

 

Gin was big during the US Prohibition.KONICA MINOLTA DIGITAL CAMERA
When the sale of alcohol was banned, gin soared in popularity due to its transparent color and the lack of alcohol breath after drinking it.

 

The Philippines drinks the most gin.
The global sale of the spirit is nearly 60 million cases, and almost half of this is consumed in the Philippines.

 

Holland made gin first.
The English are known for their gin, but Dutch soldiers drank Jenever, Holland’s version of gin. The English borrowed the idea. It would take another 150 years before they would have their own version.

 

Facts available via Food Republic and TheStar.com.

 


Berry Gin and Tonic

 

2oz Gin
4oz Tonic Water
1oz Grenadine
Strawberry for garnish
Serve over ice.

 


Summer Beer

 

Half a bottle of Gin
2 Cans of concentrated lemondate
6 Cans of your favorite light beer
Mix with ice in a pitcher. Serves five people.

 


Gintastic

 

2oz Gin
3oz Simple Syrup
Juice of a fresh lime
Top with a splash of Champagne
Serve in a Champagne flute to reach full Gintastic potential.



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